23 mai 2009

A gilt-metal mounted blue and white inkwell. The porcelain Ming dynasty, 16th century, the mounts later

A gilt-metal mounted blue and white inkwell. The porcelain Ming dynasty, 16th century, the mounts later of compressed barrel form, painted around the exterior in brilliant cobalt-blue tones with a leafy lotus scroll between geometric dot bands, the flat with domed and pierced central lotus boss encircled by three circular and one rectangular apertures divided by leafy composite floral sprays, gilt-bronze mounts with glass containers. 14.5cm., 5 3/4 in. Est. 6,000—8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 7,500 GBP NOTE: Vessels of this shape but... [Lire la suite]
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